Nautilus is a known manufacturer of gym equipment whether for home or commercial gym use.
It has produce a great list of well-known elliptical trainers and the Nautilus E514c is definitely one of their best creations.
The Nautilus E514c is a mid-range elliptical trainer that has a great list of features and definitely one of the best priced equipment in the market.
One of Nautilus equipment’s trademarks is its comfort and the Nautilus E514c is no exemption.
It scores high because 6 leveling points that ensures the user of a stable platform while the articulating foot plates with large non-slip foot pads makes sure that the user will have stable footing.
The 17.6-lb flywheel makes sure that the user will have a smooth flow of motion and other features like the retractable reading rack, speakers, bottle holder and fan just pushes the comfort level of the Nautilus E514c even higher.
Construction Quality (4.5/5)
The Nautilus E514c is made of heavy duty steel, weighs about 180 lbs. and supports a maximum weight of 300 lbs.
This just shows the strength and sturdiness of the Nautilus E514c’s built. The strength of this machine is not to be overlooked because that if one of the biggest thing to consider when choosing an elliptical trainer.
The machine has to be able to support the user’s weight properly and not wobble while in use.
This is not going to be an issue with Nautilus E514c because of its leveling points making sure that the user will be able to complete their workout and not have to stop because the machine is shifting.
Technological Features (4.5/5)
The Nautilus E514c has a slew of features that will make for an incredible workout session every time.
It has an 18-inch stride length which is just perfect for the majority of user and the 16 levels of resistance give the user great options when it comes to making the workout session more challenging.
The 21 workout programs ensures that any user with any fitness level will have something that they will enjoy and the fact that the blue back-lit LCD monitor shows workout data like speed, calories, pulse, resistance level, RPM, Watts, interval time and workout time so that the user can monitor their progress just completes the bill.
With its great list of options, the Nautilus E514c is definitely a great machine to have.
Workout Effectiveness (4.5/5)
The Nautilus E514c can provide an outstanding workout session to anybody anytime.
With the number of features it has, the user can have a great upper and lower body workout and will never get bored.
The simple and ergonomic design allows the user to use the stationary handle bars without having the moving handle bars brush their elbows and arms which is the case for a lot of elliptical trainers out there.
Using the stationary handle bars allows the user to work on their mid-section effectively and that gives the user the tight and toned mid-section that a lot of people are looking for.
In this price range there are few that are as strong as the ProForm Hybrid Trainer that all those looking for value when it come to elliptical machine should take a closer look at before they decide on which machine they choose.
Size and Storage (4.5/5)
The Nautilus E514c is on the heavier side but it does have transport wheels that make it easier to move from place to place.
The Nautilus E514c measures at 62 x 26 x 71 inches and it weighs 180 lbs.
It does have a relatively large footprint but It provides such a great workout that most owners says it’s well worth it.
The Nautilus E514c has a price tag of around $600 – $700 which makes it a lot more affordable that a lot of elliptical trainers out there with the same range of features.
The fact that it is very popular just shows that the Nautilus E514c is well worth its price tag.
Personally, I think it can be priced at $1000 and still be worth it, but that’s just me.
The Nautilus E514c has 10 years of coverage for the frame, two years of coverage on the parts and 90 days for labor and can arrive within a few days of ordering.
All the tools needed to completely assemble the Nautilus E514c is included in the box such as an allen wrench with a Phillips point and a couple of wrenches it would still be better if the user has his own tool.
It would just be easier for them that way. Assembling the Nautilus E514c is usually a two-man job but if you are mechanically inclined, then putting it together on your own shouldn’t be an issue.
Pros and Cons
- Great list of features: The Nautilus E514c give a great list of features for the user making sure that they will not get stuck in a fitness plateau and ensuring continued progress. That is a great advantage no matter how you cut it.
- Affordability: The Nautilus E514c is very affordable considering its features. This machine does have other elliptical trainers that can compete with its features but those are in over the thousand dollar range. That tells you a lot about the value that the Nautilus E514c has.
- No incline: The Nautilus E514c does not have an incline setting which could have made this great machine a lot better.
- Warranty: Ten years is a long time but considering that most of its competitors are offering a lifetime warranty plan, people who are very concerned about breakdowns might think twice with the Nautilus E514c.